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Leith Docks Entrance

 

Leith Docks Entrance

Post Card  -  Entrance to Leith Docks  -  Posted 1903

  Reproduced by courtesy of John D Stevenson

Leith Docks Entrance

Detail from the postcard above

Post Card  -  Entrance to Leith Docks  -  Posted 1903

  Reproduced by courtesy of John D Stevenson

 

 

Post Card Views  -  Card posted 1903

Leith Docks Entrance

This postcard in the WR&S Reliable Series was posted  1 October 1903.  The photo (detail from which is enlarged in the second image above) has captured the period well.

The  ship entering the harbour on the left is St Magnus.

 

Questions

Paul Gockel e-mailed me from Canada and asked:

Leith Docks Entrance

   Post Card  -  Entrance to Leith Docks  - Posted 1903

"Can you identify anything in it for me on this photograph of Leith Docks entrance?

Would Ramage & Ferguson's yard be shown?"

Paul Gockel, Canada:  February 16, 2007

 

Answers

Thank you to John D Stevenson, Edinburgh, for providing answers below:

Leith Docks Entrance

"The vessel is, I think, ST SUNNIVA built by Hall Russell, Aberdeen in 1887.  She was the first 'purpose built' cruise vessel built in the world. The reason I say 'think' is because there were two sister ships !!

The building in front left of photo is the hydraulic pump house for opening and closing the Albert Dock gates 

In the centre background can be seen the 'Victoria  Swing Bridge'.   When built, in 1874, it was the largest swing bridge in UK .  Now it is permanently closed.

Immediately behind the bridge is 'Leith Sailor's Home' now 'The Malmaison' hotel.

Off picture to the right was Ramage & Ferguson's shipyard"

John D Stevenson, Edinburgh:  February 17 2007

 

The Shore  -  Leith

 

 

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